I don't think I have been this obsessed with a make-up product in a very long time. I had fallen out of love with contouring and had gotten really lazy with it lately so I went on a hunt for the perfect product to give me chiseled cheekbones! I did alot of research into a few different products, I had eyed up the Anastasia contour palette, the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder and Charlotte Tilbury's Bronze and Glow palette but the one I ended up going for was the Smashbox Contour palette-and Oh Em Gee I love it!
In the past I have always tended to go for warmer toned contours and after reading more about it and learning what creates a natural contour look I was on the hunt for a cool toned contour shade. The great thing about this palette is that it comes with three different powder products, a cool toned brown shade for under the cheek bones, a more bronze shade for adding warmth all over the skin, and a matte banana powder for highlighting. These powders are so amazingly pigmented and easy to work with that they practically do the work for you! I have been using the Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt brush with the contour shade and it really does create a lovely natural looking contour, but it can be easily built up to create a more dramatic effect. I have been loving using the bronzer for the tops of my forehead and down the centre of my nose and it adds a lovely warmth to my skin without looking overly orange. I have been using the lightest shade to set my under-eye concealer because it is such a fine powder that it doesn't settle into any of my "laughter-lines" and keeps my concealer in place all day!
For you ladies that are starting out in contouring, I would thoroughly recommend this palette to you because it comes with handy step-by-step guides to help you along your chiseled way! I just can not sing this palettes praises high enough! Even the packaging is excellent- small, compact and black! The only minor problem I had was that the box said that there was a brush included and there was none with mine (sob!) but I still think the price I paid was well worth it for the palette alone. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
If you want to give this amazing palette a go, it is available online here! Ladies it's fabulous and you need it in your life!